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BEWARE Scam Mail

Not for quite some time have I submitted images to BetterPhoto but this morning I received the following message via my email. Subject was simply ‘hi’ and the sender was ‘a BetterPhoto visitor’. I considered whether or not to open the email from an unknown sender and then took the risk and opened it – stupido!! Shown below is the email I received.
From James Komo.
Dearest one,
Abidjan,Cote d` Ivoire, West Africa.
It is my pleasure to write you after much consideration, since I can not be able to see you face to face at first, please I need your help.
I am the James Komo the only son of late Chief Joseph Komo, from Cote d’Ivoire (I am 21years of age.
My father was a liability Cocoa and Gold merchant in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire before his untimely death.After his business trip to Tunisia,to nagociate on a cocoa and gold business he wanted to invest in Tunisia, a week after he came back from Tunisia, he got an accident with my mother of which my mother died instantly but my father died five days after in a private hospital. On that faithful afternoon, I didn´t know that my father was going to leave me after I had earlier lost my mother, but before he gave up the ghost, it was as if he knew he was going to die.

He my father, (MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE) called me to his bed side and told me that he deposited the sum of ($10.5m) Ten Million five Hundred Thousand US Dollars in a bank here in Cote D’ Ivoire.That the money was meant for his cocoa and Gold business he wanted to establish in Tunisia, according to my father he deposited the money in a fixed suspense account using my name as the next of kin, He instructed me to seek for a reliable and trust worthy business partner for my life time investment abroad.
Now I have succeeded in locating the deposit documents and the bank where this money is here in Abidjan,Cote d`Ivoire. Due to war in my country Cote d’Ivoire, I am now seeking for your assistance to help me transfer this money out from my country Côte d´Ivoire to your account abroad so that we should invest it in any meaningful and lucrative business in your country because this is my only hope in life. I am willing to offer you 15% of the total fund if only you can help me out of my present predicament.
The worst part of it is that my uncle is trying to kill me over this money because i refused to hand him over the documents covering this money, He has sold all my father’s landed properties including his cars which rightful belong to me and now he want me to hanh over the banking document of my father in my possesion which i refused.Now he said that he will have this money by all means even if it means killing me, so because of this I ran away from home and hide in a hotel,pending when this money will be transfered so that i can leave the country for my safty.
I await your immediate response coupled with your direct telephone and fax numbers for easy communications.
please reply me to my private box at ( ) .
Please call me for more details ok 00225 078 501 58
thank’s and God bless.
Yours sincerely,
James Komo.

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  • billyboy
    billyboyover 6 years ago

    We used to get mail like this every day at work until we put in a scum filter (or is that scam filter?) I think it’s a scream that some people actually fall for it.. you almost have to admire the guy for giving it a shot!!

  • Davies
    Daviesover 6 years ago

    Yes Margo have had one of these sent in the mail but never had one on an email because I have a junk filter on my emails so don’t have to worry about these getting through. I take my hat off for him having a go and you for not believing in it as some silly people would think it to be true. Cheers Noelene

  • Estelle O'Brien
    Estelle O'Brienover 6 years ago

    We also used to receive a lot of this type of email….the wording is almost always the same and the stories only slightly different. There was one operating out of Nigeria for a couple of years and I actually knew a guilible man who lost tens of thousands of dollars to them. When we enquired to the Nigerian Embassy on behalf of our friend, we were told these scams are the second biggest money eaner in the country! One of the scammers was arrested in Australia a few weeks ago, and the police were surpised to have caught him…apparently it is very unusual for these people to actually turn up anywhere in person. Best to just treat them as junk mail and filter them out.